Today’s post was going to a round up of my favourite swimwear and summer outfits but those posts are literally everywhere I look at the minute and I really don’t think I have anything new to add to the mix.
So, I sit here (last minute as usual) pondering what to write instead. I can think of a good few positive posts to write, but seeing as tomorrow is #effitfriday day over on Life With Baby Kicks I thought I would have a little rant instead.
You know what really bugs me lately? People who are getting served in a shop or where ever and they continue to talk on their mobile phone.
For the record, this isn’t a problem I have at work (I work in a pub if you don’t already know). If someone comes to the bar when they’re on the phone I ignore them completely until they’ve finished. If they have the cheek to moan because they were ignored I smile sweetly and tell them it would have been rude of me to interrupt when the call was obviously so important. They’re never quite sure it’s sarcasm (it is).
In a lot of places, it seems the staff are expected to just suck it up and take whatever crap they are dealt, including trying to effectively serve someone who is ignoring them completely.
Talking on the phone while someone is serving you is like telling that person that they really don’t matter – they’re just a server not a person.
I think these types of people take the word “serve” too literally. The people working in stores etc are just that – people. They aren’t your personal slaves, and you aren’t doing them a favour letting them serve you.
Treat them as you would like to be treated, it really isn’t that hard.
Obviously, there’s a chance that call is hugely important – don’t join the queue until you’re finished. And if the call comes as you’re being served, at least have the decency to apologise before taking the call.
I once read somewhere that it should be a legal requirement that everyone works at least 6 months in a shop, bar or restaurant. I think this would be a good idea, it may well teach some people some basic manners.
I can’t be the only person this annoys. Does it annoy you when you see people do it? What would you do if you have to serve someone who was on the phone? Let me know in the comments 🙂